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In this tutorial step by step about how to uninstall the printer driver in Windows 10, Windows 7 or 8 computer. Equally described steps are suitable for printers of HP, Canon, Epson and others, including network printers.
What you may want to uninstall the printer driver: first of all, if you experience any problems with his work, as for example, described in the articleand the inability to install the correct driver without removing the old ones. Of course, other variants are possible — for example, you just decided not to use the current printer or MFP.
Easy way to remove a printer driver in Windows
For a start the easiest way, which usually works and is suitable for all recent versions of Windows. The order of actions is as follows.
Upon completion of the removal procedure, your printer driver should not remain on your computer, you can install a new one if this was your task. However, this method does not always work without some preliminary action.
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If when you remove the printer driver as mentioned you saw any error messages, try to do the following (also in the command prompt as administrator)
That should work, and the drivers for your printer removed from Windows. You might also need to restart the computer.
Another method to uninstall the printer driver
The next way is something that describe in their instructions to manufacturers of printers and MFPs, including HP and Canon. Way adequate, works for printers connected by USB and consists of the following simple steps.
After the delete the printer from Windows, reboot the computer. Ready, printer driver (that was installed together with the software vendor) in the system will not (but the generic driver included in Windows will stay).